Traveling Library Center

Every month, Janis and Susan, two members of the KCLS Traveling Library Center (TLC), drive one of our big red Library2Go! vans out to three special sites on Mercer Island bringing books, movies, music and magazines to the residents. These three lucky locations – all retirement/assisted living facilities - are Island House Retirement, Aljoya, and…
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5th Birthday Celebration

Brightly colored balloons bobbed on an incoming breeze as the Newcastle Library doors opened December 2 to begin our fifth-birthday celebration. “Happy Birthday Library!” one young patron exclaimed after being told about the birthday party. Marking five years in the community gives us a chance to reflect. We look back, grateful for the strong ties…
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Renton Library wins award

The downtown Renton Library was recognized with an Award of Honor by the American Institute of Architects. Out of 133 submissions, the Renton location was one of four honored. This is the library’s second AIA award. The library won in 2016 for the renovation. In 2016, the library also won a Governor’s Smart Communities Award…
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King County Library System Releases its Best Books of 2017

King County Library System (KCLS), one of the largest library systems in the country, released its selections for the Best Books of 2017. The annual list includes KCLS’ top 25 titles each under four categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction, teens and children’s. Best Book Lists are selected by nominations from King County Library System librarians…
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